A brief departure from tradition: For those new to the rexblog, I have typically tried to stay away from news about the employment comings and goings of magazine people (one could devote an entire blog to that subject). However, once in a while, there will be such a story that is hard to ignore. Today, there are several regarding Art Cooper leaving GQ which are, if nothing else, insightful about the behind-the-scenes activity at some major magazine publishing companies.
In this “Off the record” column in the NY Observer (that’s a temporary link, if it doesn’t work, try this), Sridhar Pappu dishes the inside scoop (or poop?) on Cooper’s ouster. Ouch. UK GQ editor Dylan Jones is one contender for the job. Rose McGowan’s boy friend is also a contender, according to the NY Post’s Keith Kelly, who handicaps the field (temporary link).
My only question is this: Who the heck cares?